November, 2022

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Health Canada Wants to End Medical Cannabis 

Cannabis Life Network

Let Health Canada know what you think by taking the survey here. Health Canada wants to end medical cannabis in Canada. They’ve opened up a survey for Canadians to input their opinions. But as is usually the case with these things, the decisions have already been made. “They’ve always been disingenuous when they put these sorts of surveys out,” says Ted Smith, long-time cannabis activist and contributor to Cannabis Digest. “They’ve really got their minds made

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Poll: Nearly Three in Four Likely Voters Support “Ending the Federal Ban” on Marijuana, Other Federal Reforms

NORML

“Voters are consistent in their support for these common-sense federal reforms. Majorities of Democrats, Independents, and Republicans back these changes and federal lawmakers should work in a bipartisan manner to achieve them.”. The post Poll: Nearly Three in Four Likely Voters Support “Ending the Federal Ban” on Marijuana, Other Federal Reforms appeared first on NORML.

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Cannabis, Menopause, and the Endocannabinoid System

Project CBD

Women are using CBD and cannabis to treat the difficult symptoms of menopause.

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CBG! A Compound With Intriguing Medical Potential

Project CBD

Cannabigerol ( CBG ) is a cannabis compound with intriguing medical potential.

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Where the Money Grows: Learning the Industry Trends in Medical Cannabis, Recreational Marijuana, Hemp, and Beyond

Speaker: Jonathan Bench, International Cannabis and Securities Business Attorney at Harris Bricken

The U.S. cannabis industry is still in its infancy, even though states began engaging with legalization in one form or another in the late 1990s. Today, many opportunities exist for individuals and businesses that want to engage in the industry. Some want to directly own licensed businesses, while others prefer to keep the industry at an arm’s length and merely profit from it.

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Why Go to a Cannabis Science Conference?

Project CBD

Highlights from the 2022 International Association for Cannabinoid Medicines meeting in Basel, Switzerland.

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Krispy Kreme is paying to keep weed illegal

Leafly

Big Donut is joining the NFL, Big Pharma, and the Methodist Church to defeat legalization in Congress. See who else is propping up prohibition. The post Krispy Kreme is paying to keep weed illegal appeared first on Leafly.

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Missouri Becomes 21st State to Legalize Marijuana for Adult Use

NORML

"This means that the great majority of the 20,000 people who have been arrested year after year in Missouri will no longer be subject to criminal prosecution for victimless marijuana law violations.". The post Missouri Becomes 21st State to Legalize Marijuana for Adult Use appeared first on NORML.

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Cannabis Legalization in Ireland?

Cannabis Life Network

Ireland is the latest European country to take a step closer to cannabis legalization. Introduced by a People Before Profit Party member, the bill would legalize cannabis possession for adults over 18. However, the bill doesn’t include cannabis sales or cultivation. It is more decriminalization than the commercialization of the industry. The bill says possessing up to seven grams “shall be lawful,” despite no commercial market.

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New Study Just Busted Myth That High Potency THC Is Bad

The Fresh Toast

New Study Just Busted Myth That High Potency THC Is Bad. UK study backs up efficacy of high potency THC on medical patients’ quality of life. The post New Study Just Busted Myth That High Potency THC Is Bad appeared first on The Fresh Toast.

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CBD for Frontline Healthcare Workers

Project CBD

CBD shows promise as an anti-anxiety treatment for frontline health care workers.

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Why I Started the ASA Challenge: Bringing Funds and Awareness to the Urgent Need for Medical Cannabis Access

Americans for Safe Access

I became passionate about medical cannabis when I saw remarkable results using cannabis in treating my son Zach’s severe refractory epilepsy. He went from sleeping most of every day, barely speaking or comprehending being spoken to, having a life filled with seizures, to being alert, interactive, and seizure free for most of the year. My passion drove me to pursue a Master’s degree in Medical Cannabis Science and Therapeutics and to pursue a career in advocacy helping other families like my own.

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Legal cannabis is America’s 6th biggest cash crop

Leafly

The US grew 554 more metric tons of adult-use cannabis in the past year than in 2021. Still, the crop’s value fell by $1 billion. The post Legal cannabis is America’s 6th biggest cash crop appeared first on Leafly.

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Maryland Becomes 20th State to Legalize Marijuana for Adult Use

NORML

Maryland is the 20th state to legalize marijuana for adult use, and it is the second to do so via the passage of a popular referendum. The post Maryland Becomes 20th State to Legalize Marijuana for Adult Use appeared first on NORML.

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3 Signs of Cannabis Stigma in Canada

Cannabis Life Network

It isn’t challenging to find three signs of cannabis stigma in Canada. Canada never legalized cannabis because the war on drugs is immoral or because people have the right to consume a nontoxic plant. Canadian cannabis legalization was and is still about “public health and safety.” But it’s clear from these three signs that cannabis legalization was more about lining the pockets of a few select players and a public sector that lives off the taxpayer. 3rd Cannabis Stigma:

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Cannabis Has Unique Benefits For People With Bipolar Disorder, Finds New Research

The Fresh Toast

Cannabis Has Unique Benefits For People With Bipolar Disorder, Finds New Research. Cannabis is a safer, more natural alternative that can help patients with bipolar disorder. The post Cannabis Has Unique Benefits For People With Bipolar Disorder, Finds New Research appeared first on The Fresh Toast.

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Can cannabis reduce acid reflux?

The Cannigma

Can cannabis reduce acid reflux and heartburn? The short answer is maybe – but there isn’t enough research or evidence to know for sure. What are acid reflux and heartburn? Firstly, let’s clarify some terms. Acid reflux (also called gastroesophageal reflux) occurs when there is a backward flow of stomach acid into your esophagus (the tube connecting your throat and stomach).

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Which States Have Marijuana and Psychedelics on the Midterm Ballot This Year?

Veriheal

November is among us, and aside from the turkey gobbling, giving thanks, and Veterans Day celebrations, the eagerly anticipated elections are looming. Election Day, which kicks off Nov. 8, will see voters render a verdict on a broad scope of drug policy reform issues via their midterm ballots. This year, voters will have the opportunity to decide whether or not recreational cannabis can be used legally in a total of five states: Arkansas, Maryland, Missouri, North Dakota, and South Dakota.

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New York loosened weed testing rules for mold and yeast—Here’s why

Leafly

Sounds gross, but it’s probably going to be OK. Leafly spoke to experts from across the industry to weight the pros and cons. The post New York loosened weed testing rules for mold and yeast—Here’s why appeared first on Leafly.

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NORML Deputy Director Testifies on Marijuana Legalization Before House Subcommittee

NORML

The House Oversight and Reform Subcommittee on Civil Rights and Civil Liberties held a hearing entitled “Developments in State Cannabis Laws and Bipartisan Cannabis Reforms at the Federal Level.”. The post <strong>NORML Deputy Director Testifies on Marijuana Legalization Before House Subcommittee</strong> appeared first on NORML.

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The Week in Weed: November 11, 2022

The Blunt Truth

Welcome back to The Week in Weed, your Friday look at what’s happening in the world of legalized marijuana. This week, it’s all about the election. It was a mixed bag for cannabis – two states voted YES and three states voted NO. Let’s have a look at each. Note: shout-out to Marijuana Moment , for their excellent election coverage, including live results by county for each state.

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Canada’s Cannabis Credit Union

Cannabis Life Network

When you’ve got a cannabis credit union in your corner, nothing seems impossible. Despite Canadian cannabis legalization, banking for cannabis producers and operators is still a struggle. That’s where Community Savings Credit Union has stepped up. With seven branches in British Columbia, they’ve won two awards from the Canadian Marketing Association for cannabis advocacy.

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What happens when you mix melatonin and cannabis?

The Cannigma

If you’ve been poking around the internet or your local dispensary recently, you’ve likely come across edibles that include both cannabis and melatonin. As both of these substances are commonly used to help people sleep, it’s perhaps not surprising to see them combined. But it does raise an interesting question – what happens when you mix melatonin and weed?

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Every Maryland Dispensary That MMJ Patients Need To Know

MMJ Recs

Medical marijuana was legalized in Maryland in 2014, but the MD MMJ program was slow to get off the ground. It took until late 2017 for the first Maryland dispensary to open for business. The Maryland MMJ program is one of the newer programs in the US, but once it started, it quickly became one of the fastest-growing MMJ programs in the country. By the end of 2018 there were almost 60,000 patients, and nearly $100 million had been taken in the first year of sales.

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Rhode Island’s weed stores open Dec. 1. Here’s how to find them

Leafly

Five adult-use cannabis stores are scheduled to open on Thursday morning. Come join the celebration! The post Rhode Island’s weed stores open Dec. 1. Here’s how to find them appeared first on Leafly.

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Rhode Island: Adult-Use Marijuana Sales to Begin Next Week

NORML

"We are proud to launch adult use sales in Rhode Island just six months after the Cannabis Act was signed into law, marking the Northeast’s fastest implementation period,” said Matt Santacroce, interim deputy director of the Rhode Island Department of Business Regulation. The post Rhode Island: Adult-Use Marijuana Sales to Begin Next Week appeared first on NORML.

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Intellectual Property and Cannabis – Where do we Stand?

The Blunt Truth

The state of intellectual property is in flux within the cannabis industry. On the eve of MJBizCon, below is a brief inventory of where the law stands on cannabis-related issues for branding and technology. Branding. Federal trademark registrations remain unavailable to conventional cannabis companies, but there are several work arounds and caveats.

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6 Rhode Island communities vote to ban cannabis sales while 25 approve it

Cannabis Law Report

10 WJAR has the details Numerous cities and towns voted to approve or ban the sale of recreational cannabis on Tuesday’s ballot. Gov. Dan McKee signed legislation in May to legalize recreational marijuana in Rhode Island. Six municipalities voted to ban the sale of recreational cannabis, according to initial state results. Those municipalities were: Barrington.

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Study Finds Cannabis Can Improve Tourette Syndrome Tics

Veriheal

Tourette syndrome (TS) is a neuropsychiatric disorder that is characterized by involuntary motor and vocal tics. While there is no cure for TS, a study found that cannabis was able to improve severe vocal-blocking tics. An estimated 100,000 Americans live with TS, and cannabis could be a candidate for enhancing their quality of life. What Is Tourette Syndrome?

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The Results Are In: These States Just Legalized Recreational Marijuana

CannaMD

Recreational cannabis is now legal in close to half of the United States thanks to the passing of certain ballot measures during this week’s elections. The 5 states with recreational marijuana on the ballot were: Arkansas Maryland Missouri North Dakota South Dakota While some polls indicated that at least three of these states were likely […].

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Colorado just voted to legalize and decriminalize psychedelics. Here’s what happens next

Leafly

The measure decriminalizes psychedelic possession almost immediately. Psilocybin treatment centers will likely open in 2025. The post Colorado just voted to legalize and decriminalize psychedelics. Here’s what happens next appeared first on Leafly.